About Christian Lindfors

Christian has been the Chief Executive Officer at Science Village Scandinavia AB (SVS) since 2020. SVS’s mission is to develop a knowledge ecosystem that takes advantage of the research results from the big science infrastructures ESS and MAX IV in Lund, Sweden. Prior to this, he served for many years as Executive Vice President for the large Swedish consultancy group Tyréns and in different roles at the large construction and development company NCC. Among his responsibilities at Tyréns was leading consultancy operation in infrastructure and urban development as well as being responsible for operations in research and innovation. Between 2013 and 2019 he was chairing the faculty board of Technology and Society at Malmo University, Sweden.

He also holds positions of trust, among others as board director the leading intellectual property firm AWA and the global digital marketplace for the construction industry BIMobject.

Christian holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Organisation from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University.


March 23, 15:15

Lund Innovation District & the benefits of MAXIV & ESS

The vision for the research facilities, ESS and MAX IV, is to create an international world-leading centre within materials science and life sciences. MAX IV became operational in 2016, and ESS plans to start delivering research in 2025. The facilities will provide Sweden with unique conditions for conducting excellent research and create new opportunities for collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector in order to achieve solutions for sustainable societal development.